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Community Mourns Loss of ‘Mr. Hicksville’

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Richard ‘Dick’ Evers Passes Away

Richard “Dick” Evers passed away Feb. 25, 2010 while a resident in White Oaks Nursing Home. The 87-year-old pillar of the Hicksville community died surrounded by family.


Carousel Day School’s Owner and Director Indicted

Friday, 05 March 2010 00:00

Carousel Day School’s owner and director Eugene Formica, 65, and assistant director Kathryn Cordaro, 52, both of Hicksville, were indicted this week on charges related to the March 2009 choking death of 2-year-old Olivia Raspanti.


County Legislature Repeals Pay Raise

Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Unanimous Vote Rescinds Earlier Approval

Nassau County Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt, who in January had proposed pay raises that were approved for the three top leaders of the Nassau County Legislature, including himself, earlier this month expressed his desire to have those raises rescinded. On Monday, Feb. 22, the legislature voted unanimously on that request.


Harpal Hira Convicted of Murdering Mother-in-Law, Stabbing Wife

Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a jury has convicted Hicksville resident Harpal Hira of murdering his mother-in-law and stabbing his wife multiple times before leading authorities on a month-long manhunt that stretched from New York to Florida.


County Signage Program Promotes Safe Haven Law

Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

Nassau Ambulances Join List of ‘Drop-Off’ Sites

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was joined Feb. 17 by Timothy Jaccard, president of the AMT Children of Hope Foundation/Baby Safe Haven Program, to announce that Nassau County will be the first county in the nation to implement a new program identifying ambulances as official “baby safe haven” drop-off sites. The ambulance signage program is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the program, which allows for mothers to legally and safely relinquish their babies at certain locations.


NC Declares War on Heroin

Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00

The last words from a 20-year-old resident came from a text message sent to his dealer. It read, “i’m diggin’ this — my dude, best I had in a while. 4 real. Save my number, peace.” That was sent before he was found by his mother dead in the bathtub.


Montesano Wins 15th A.D. Special Election

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00

A special election was held in the 15th New York State Assembly District (A.D.) Feb. 9. Over 5,400 residents turned out to vote with Republican Michael Montesano of Glen Head defeating Democrat Matt Meng of East Norwich. Montesano, who also ran on the Conservative and Independence Party lines, received 3,868 votes; Meng received 1,539 votes.


Construction of New Hicksville Parking Facility Under Way

Friday, 12 February 2010 00:00

Construction of the new Hicksville Parking Facility began Jan. 18 and, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, the project should be complete by March 2011.


Meng, Montesano to Face Off in February 9 Special Election

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

The 15th Assembly District (A.D.) is up for grabs with Democrat Matt Meng of East Norwich and Republican Michael Montesano of Glen Head scheduled to face off in a special election on Feb. 9.

The seat, which has been held by Republican Rob Walker since May 2005, became vacant as of midnight Jan. 2 when Walker stepped down to accept a position as Nassau County’s Deputy County Executive. As a result, the winner of next week’s special election will, under state law, have to run again in November 2010, which is when the seat would normally be up for re-election.


Utilities Work to Restore Service to 14th Street Homes

Written by Victoria Caruso-Davis Friday, 05 February 2010 00:00

Thirteen residences on 14th Street between Meyers and Burns avenues were without potable water as well as gas for three days after a fallen power line struck a gas service line box, sending a 14,000-volt electrical charge through the gas service line and back through the gas main, on Sunday afternoon. `


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